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Seven Instructional Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know: Concreteness Fading

posted by Alana | June 29, 2016, 12:26 pm


Over the past several weeks, we’ve been doing a series on the seven instructional strategies that are recommended for every teacher to know and use no matter what they teach or how old their students are.   In the past, we’ve covered how to use graphics and words, distributing practice, and mixing solved and unsolved problems.  Most of these strategies have been cases where teachers may just need to make a small adjustment to a technique that they are already using, but this week’s strategy is different and will require changing how teachers think about their strategies entirely. 


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The MUST SEE "In Case You Missed It" Summer Reading List

posted by Alana | June 21, 2016, 04:09 pm

Every month, AAE sends our members a special e-newsletter that focuses on professional development for teachers - and in each issue, we feature recommended readings via a book of the month.

Now that summer has officially begun, it's time to catch up on any of those books you may have missed throughout the school year, along with a few extra suggestions in case you're all caught up!
Reform Matters June 17, 2016

posted by Alana | June 17, 2016, 03:42 pm

A Publication of the Association of American Educators
Volume 4, Issue 18: June 17, 2016

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.
Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues based on member support. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.